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More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.
Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal superbug outbreaks.
A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.
Some strong insight on how sticking to the basics of infection prevention can protect surgical staff and patients from the effects of HAIs.
Surgical Products recently sat down with Vicki Allen, MSN, RN, and asked her about best practices in avoiding common patient prep mistakes.
A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc, Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare, on keeping it clean in the OR suite.
Neumedicines has been awarded a DoD grant for a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a prophylactic immunotherapy in surgical wounds, for the purpose of avoiding infection.
The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.
A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawmaker said Monday.
An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a superbug outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said.
Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly superbug at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said. A total of 179 patients have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
"We have to admit we're not winning the war against emerging diseases. We're not anticipating them. We're not paying attention to their basic biology, where they might come from and the potential for new pathogens to be introduced."
Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is turning, although previous lulls have proved short-lived.
According to Duke University assistant professor Thomas Hopkins, MD, Director of Quality Improvement at Duke University School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology Department, "Our model shows more than $3 of costs avoided for each $1 spent perioperatively on noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
The disease mirrors equally confounding conditions plaguing thousands of farmworkers in parts of India, Egypt and Central America. Suspected causes include chronic dehydration and the heavy use and misuse of agrochemicals.
The Flexible Inspection Scope includes a distal tip composed of a light source and camera lens at the end of a 50cm, flexible shaft.
As the flu continues to sweep the nation, hitting earlier and harder compared to last year, more doctors offices are advising their patients to describe their symptoms over the phone or Internet, instead of coming in for an exam. ...
The ancient physician/alchemist, Paracelsus, said: "The dose makes the poison." According to a new study published in PeerJ, even oxygen may fall prey to the above adage. ...
Healthmark has announced the addition of the Flexible Inspection Scope to their Prosys Optical Inspection line of products. The Flexible Inspection Scope includes a distal tip composed of a light source and camera lens at the end of a 50cm, flexible shaft. Designed for instruments 3.2mm in diameter or larger. The camera and light are powered by the USB connection on a PC. Compatible with ...
The Joint Commission recently published a memo to increase awareness of cross contamination. Supporting the Joint Commission in that effort is Precision Medical Devices (PMD), a major supplier of single use instruments designed to minimize the risk of contamination from one patient to another. PMD's focal point has been with its full line of stainless steel disposable laryngoscope blades.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting lung-specific diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis. ...
Doctors along with the parents of conjoined twins, Carter and Conner Mirabal, held a news conference Monday at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. According to Dr. Dan Robie, a pediatric surgeon at Nemours Children's Clinic, the first challenge during surgery for Carter and Conner was the underdeveloped abdominal wall that left the intestines exposed. ...
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